These explore encounters are not tied to specific biomes or events. This means that they can be found within all biomes at all times (barring season-specific encounters, or encounters that can show up only during certain times of day) during all events.

Year-Round  

Hover over the icons in the upper right corner to see whether an encounter is available during daytime, nighttime, wet season, or dry season. If on mobile, you can tap the icons for the same effect.

A beetle hums around your ears. How annoying!
A bird swoops overhead.
A colourful grasshopper is jumping around you! Got it!
+1 Coffee Locust [1]
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
A flamingo flies away, disturbed by you.
+1 Flamingo Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
A fluttering blue dragonfly keeps sitting on your ear. Maybe it wants to visit a fluffy pride?
+1 Blue Skimmer [1]
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
A funny looking bird flies away from a disturbed patch of dirt. Maybe it was a nest? Ah, no, but it left a feather.
+1 Nightjar Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
A giant Grey Crane feather falls from the sky as you hear flapping of wings above you!
+1 Grey Crowned Crane Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
A large, bloodsucking fly circles you. You bat at it.
A large, dry stick brushes against your nose. You notice an insect on it! What a cool looking fella!
+1 Giant Stick Insect [1]
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
A light wind blows through the area, ruffling your mane.
A lonely vulturine guinea fowl is running away from you squawking like crazy! Some feathers fly around and you manage to snatch one!
+1 Vulturine Guineafowl Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
A majestic bird swoops over your head heading somewhere behind the horizon. A big swirling feather drops on your nose.
+1 Vulture Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
A passing Glossy Ibis drops something to remember it by.
+1 Glossy Ibis Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
A sudden squeak emerges from between your paws as a Shining Drongo flies into the air. What a lovely tail you stepped on! You have a feather under your paw to remember it by.
+1 Shining Drongo Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
A very filthy stinky warthog charges at you!
Action Result Reward
Run Away! You run the hell away from this stinky pig and take your paws with you! N/A
Smash! Doesn't matter how much it stinks, still food! -1 to -2 Karma
+1 Warthog Carcass
Panic! You panic and start roaring at the horrible stench. The pig, suddenly startled, turns on its heels and runs away! +1 to 2 Karma
+1% Impression
After catching a quick snack, you decide to bring something back home.
+1 Hyrax Skull
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
And lion walks five hundred miles and lion walks five hundred more..
As your teeming bundle of silver beetles grows, the excess scurry off into the distance before you can catch them.
NOTE: This encounter only occurs if you have 5,000 Silver Beetles (or more) in total on your account. This includes bundled SB and SB offered in trades.
Channeling your inner cub, you spot a wiggly worm in the ground and play with it for a while.
Explore explore explore explore explore explore explore explore.
Exploring is fun, you should explore some more while exploring.
It smells like three day old poop around here.
It sounds like there's a stampede in the distance. Better watch your step.
It's too quiet for comfort.
Just for fun, you dig and you dig around in the dirt. Oh! You're not quite sure what this shiny thing is for, but you take it anyway.
+1 Random Gem
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons. You can receive any item that starts with Gem: from this encounter. This encounter does not drop Natural Glass.
Kingfisher darts in front of you, dropping a feather! How lucky of you.
+1 Kingfisher Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
Left, right, left, right - oops! Forgot to move hind legs!
Loud buzzing catches your attention. This Carpenter Bee won't leave you alone!
+1 Carpenter Bee [1]
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you!
Oh! That huge black raven has given you a fright. Looks like it's following you now!
+1 Common Raven [1]
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
Oh! You found 1 silver beetle! You quickly swiped it up and carried on your way.
+1 Silver Beetle
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons. You will only come across this encounter if you have less than 5,000 Silver Beetles in total on your account. This includes bundled SB and SB offered in trades.
Oh! You found 2-6 silver beetles! You quickly swiped them and carried on your way.
+2 to 6 Silver Beetles
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons. You will only come across this encounter if you have less than 5,000 Silver Beetles in total on your account. This includes bundled SB and SB offered in trades.
Oh no! Looks like some poachers are catching rare birds! There's a cage covered with a cloth, but you hear gentle rustling inside.
Action Result Reward
Gnaw open You try to crack the cage open, but the metal is too strong and it would take too long. You run away before any humans notice you. N/A
You use your teeth to free the bird! You both flee together and the fluffy new friend just won't leave you alone! +1 random item from the Poacher Cage Drops list
Ouch, buzz, ouch, ouch, ouch, buzz, ouch, ouch, buzz.
The faintest tinge of your favorite smell passes your nose. A lioness in heat... But she must be so far away!
This starling and its friends seem to like you very much, one seems to want to stay by your side!
+1 Purple Starling
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
Those pesky flies follow you around. Must be that dried blood on your face after last meal.
What a lovely sacred ibis. You watch it pass by and snatch a dropped feather.
+1 Sacred Ibis Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
What an odd lion! It looks like an offspring of a Leopon and a lion with Dwarfism. It seems to be pouncing at lizards between the rocks. When the lion spots you, he puffs up and tries to climb out in a rush. When he's gone, you notice he kicked up some cool-looking rocks.
+1 Random Gem
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons. You can receive any item that starts with Gem: from this encounter. This encounter does not drop Natural Glass.
What's that?! Smells funny, a bit like a human. You come closer and snatch the interesting toy.
+1 Broken Camera
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
While exploring, you explored.
While taking a refreshing drink, you have found some foliage that could camouflage your den better. You take some large leaves with you.
+1 Large Leaves
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
Whoah! You noticed this guy on a nearby branch just in time! What a cool buddy!
+1 Stag Beetle [1]
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
Would you look at that! This Maghreb Magpie seems to be hoarding shiny stones! Maybe it wants to share?
Action Result Reward
Snatch Aha! You managed to steal one shiny rock. +1 Randomised Shiny Rock Item (Black, Green, Orange, Red, Teal, or White)
Ouch! The bird noticed and pecked your paw! No luck this time, pal.. N/A
Would you look at this! Some shrikes left a meal here in these spiky thorns!
Action Result Reward
Check it out! After some careful sniffing around, you find nothing. It's too spiky to get that food scrap, so you leave. N/A
You lean closer, and… Boom! Some shrikes fly straight into your snout! They decide to follow you after. +1 Shrikes
You lean closer as you hear chirping. Shrikes sit on your head! +1 Shrikes in Thorns
You sniff around and find a Shrike Feather! +1 Shrike Feather
You come across a half-buried beetle larva.
Action Result Reward
Grab It! You grabbed the little squishy blob successfully. It looks like you got a [Species] Larva! [View] +1 Randomised Explore Species Larva
You grabbed at the little squishy blob, but it bit your paw and managed to get away! Damn it! N/A
Eat It! You grab the larva between your teeth and slurp it down. Ahhh... Slimy, yet satisfying! +1 Random Stat (Very Low Chance)
You pounce at the wiggily larva but it slips between your paws and gets away! N/A
You crouch to mark your territory.
You explore, accidently stumbling over your paws. Luckily, you didn't fall over completely.
You explore but find absolutely freaking nothing.
You explore, but find nothing.
You feel an itch behind your ear. Ungh!
You find a lone lioness.
Action Result Reward
Claim her? Initiates the "Claiming a Lioness" interaction. N/A
Fight Her? Initiates a battle with a Lioness. -5 Karma
Acts as a regular battle, so you can gain SB, Experience, and Impression if the battle is won.
Approach Her? Leads you to another encounter with the option to take the 50 NCL quest. Click here for more information. N/A
This lioness is sluggish, and appears to be unfazed by your presence. You slow down and quietly approach the lady, stopping from time to time to look at her from a distance to show you mean no harm. She allows you to come closer, and once you do, you can see she's very old and hard of seeing. "Thank you for not attacking me. I am just looking for a place to spend my last days," she murmurs. "Perhaps I will give a good word to the Quest Snake, and he will set you off on a small journey."
Action Result Reward
Thank you. I am interested in the quest! Redirects you to the Questing page which activates the 50 NCL quest on your account. N/A
You find an abandoned nest that fell from a tree. There's a whole egg inside, but it's cracked.
+1 Cracked Egg
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
You found a suitable place to rest, and settled for a few moments, gaining +2 energy.
+2% Energy
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
You found a suitable place to rest, and settled for a few moments, gaining +4 energy.
+4% Energy
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
You have found quite a large but movable boulder! You decide to roll it back to your den before departing to explore some more.
+1 Large Rock
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
You have found some colourful, interesting stones hanging from a branch. Maybe somebody dropped them..?
+1 Rainbow Stones
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
You let out a yelp suddenly. Oh.. You stepped on a thorn. Derp!
You notice a graceful but creepy looking shoebill! It dropped a feather!
+1 Shoebill Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
You notice a pretty leopardess licking her paw gracefully.
Action Result Reward
Attack! Initiates a battle with a Leopard. Acts as a regular battle, so you can gain SB, Experience, and Impression if the battle is won.
Approach You approach the lady, nudging her gently with your nose and inform her that these lands belong to you. She gets up and brushes her tail against your muzzle as she walks away. You watch her tail sway until it's gone. Huh? Oh yeah, exploring. +1 to 2 Karma
+1% Impression
Flirt You flirt with the female, spending some long hours talking about amorous stuff and brushing your body against hers. Apedemak knows only what you two were doing later. +5 to 6 Karma
Growl You growl at the intruder, watching the puny leopard jump up and roar back at you. It's no time for playing games, so you simply rush towards her - causing her to run away, not risking a fight, perhaps because she looked pregnant. -5 to -6 Karma
You notice a scat left by another lion! The impudence!
Action Result Reward
Destroy! You smash around... The poop is gone! Or... Is it all over you? N/A
Eat! OM NOM NOM NUTRIENTS. N/A
Get Rid! You squat and poo all over it. That should do the trick! N/A
You notice green parrots chasing one another. From all this commotion, you gain a lovely feather to gnaw on.
+1 Senegal Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
You notice the remains of a buzzard. You grab what you can for your cubs to play with.
+1 Archer's Buzzard Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
You really need to pee, so you pause to do your business.
You rustle around in the undergrowth and find that some of the flooring is coming loose. What the..?
+1 Underbrush
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
You scare away a caracal eating a meal and grab what's left.
+1 Jacana Leg
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
You scare off an ostrich, trying to bite its fluffy butt, but all you got was this lousy feather.
+1 Ostrich Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
You see a mountain of elephant dung.
Action Result Reward
Dig! After a moment of joyful poop digging, you find a hidden treasure! +1 random item from the Elephant Dung Drops list
Sniff! You sniff around the poop and find some lovely beetles trying to roll some dung. +10 Silver Beetles
Turn Around! Initiates a battle with a Bull Elephant. Acts as a regular battle, so you can gain SB, Experience, and Impression if the battle is won.
You spot a big scary spider! It's holding a silken net, ready to throw it at prey. What a unique trait for Ogre-Faced Spiders.
Action Result Reward
Huff! You blow air at the spider. It falls down towards the bush, and you lose track of it. Aww. N/A
You blow air at the spider. It moves nervously and runs away, scaring another spider towards you in the process! +1 Darwin's Bark Spider
You blow air at the spider. It moves nervously and throws its net at you! You let it crawl over you to check things out and, to your surprise, the spider decides to make its new home between your fur! +1 Ogre-Faced Spider
You spot a Giant Pouched Rat. It bites your tail and won't let you go.
+1 Giant Pouched Rat
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
You stumble upon a tiny cub that looks a bit like a lion, but also a leopard. It notices you and runs towards you very excitedly!
Action Result Reward
Frolic You roll on your back and play with the cub! Hey it just met you and this is crazy, but you're having fun and it feels like your baby! You hold onto that feeling as it's time to depart. +5 to 6 Karma
+1 Lipard Cub (Very Low Chance)
Kill! A cub from outside your pride on YOUR path?! You quickly smack the annoying creature until it stops moving. Its mom will be furious. -6 to -7 Karma
+1 Pissed Off Leopard (Very Low Chance)
You take a short nap, gaining +15 energy.
+15% Energy
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
Your paws are tired.

Time-Specific  

Daytime  

The sun warms your fur.

Nighttime  

The moonlight glistens down onto your fur.
Your fur glitters in the moonlight so much that you carry some shine back home with you!
+1 Moonlight
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.

Dry Season  

Birds' breeding season is over, and this nest looks pretty empty. Must have fallen from the tree! You grab the soft parts.
+1 Abandoned Nest
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
Some shrike decided to use this dried acacia branch to store a meal. You really like that dark, snakey skin and decide to gently rip it off without disturbing the food part much.
+1 Snake Skin - Dark
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.

Wet Season  

Heavy clouds gather above a human-made road, as you smell a storm coming. A sudden and loud lightning strikes the ground in front of you! You don't think it could hit the same spot twice, so you approach it curiously, wondering what exactly such spot could look like. You find some interesting stones in the darkened sand.
+1 Natural Glass
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
Oh crap! A goose just flew into your face! Must have gotten lost in the rain. You notice a small feather it dropped as it bumped your head.
+1 Egyptian Goose Feather
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
Oooh! You find a lonely, tall flower enjoying the rainy season. You pick it up gently.
+1 Guernsey Lily [1]
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
Today's storm washed away a broken drone at your feet!
+1 Broken Drone
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.
You notice a bunch of thick grass. It looks quite pretty, actually. You pick a bunch!
+1 Reed Canary Grass [1]
NOTE: This encounter does not require you to do any actions or press any buttons.

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